Texas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) began operation in
1987 as part of a federal-state partnership that today has resulted in the
collection of uniform public health data from all 50 states, the District of
Columbia and five U.S. territories. Each year, thousands of adult Texans
complete BRFSS landline and cellular telephone interviews regarding their
health status, personal health habits, and use of preventive services.
Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requires that
certain core questions appear on the survey each year, a limited amount of
space is available for states to add optional questions (modules or state
added) at their discretion.
The Texas BRFSS Program invites DSHS programs
and other public health stakeholders to submit written proposals for additional
survey questions. These proposals will be used to assist the Texas BRFSS
Coordinator in planning the 2017 Texas BRFSS survey. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a
copy of this year’s proposal form. All
proposals for additional survey questions should be submitted to the Texas
BRFSS program (email@example.com)
by 5:00 pm on June 30, 2016. A discussion of all proposals will take
place at the next Health Survey User Group (HSUG) Meeting on July 21, 2016 at
10:30 am in Moreton 653. A representative for each proposal is required
to attend this meeting to present their proposal and be available to answer
Please see the following proposal documents for more information:
- Attachment A: Pricing -- Provides general information about how costs for participating in the Texas BRFSS are determined.
- Attachment B: 2017 CDC Draft BRFSS Survey Outline of Questions -- Core questions will be included in the 2017 Texas BRFSS Questionnaire. Optional questions developed and tested by CDC may be added to the 2017 Texas BRFSS at the individual program's expense.
For additional information, please contact Rebecca Wood, Texas BRFSS Coordinator, at 512-776-6579 or Rebecca.Wood@dshs.state.tx.us.
Please visit our website to learn more about the Texas BRFSS Program.